Hello Kitty: Love It or Hate It?

12/28/2006 at 11:00 AM ET

I’ve come to believe that the world in divided into two: those who adore Hello Kitty, and those who detest her. I am in the former group. In fact, when jewelry designer Tarina Tarantino made a high fashion Hello Kitty “pearl” necklace in 2003, I was first in line to buy one. . . well, make that second because I think Cameron Diaz got hers first. And the love continues — Jennifer Love Hewitt and Vanessa Minillo recently stocked up on Hello Kitty cashmere sweaters from Kitson. Knitted, this cat’s not cheap — Hello Kitty cashmere starts at $198 for a sweater and goes up, but you can get tons of things for under $10 at shop.sanrio.com or check out faux-vintage tees, from $33, on 80spurple.com. Tell us: Do you adore Hello Kitty? Or detest her? — Alison Singh Gee

Photo: Maury Phillips/WireImage; 80spurple.com

FILED UNDER: Paris Hilton , T-Shirts , Trends
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KJ on

Hell, next we’ll see her in Stawberry Shortcake clothes! I have not problem with Hello Kitty but Paris doesn’t know if she wants to be a kid or an adult! She has no purpose!

Sammy on

Hell-NO Kitty!!

KT from Cda on

Only if I was a child. But I’m not and neither is Paris. If Paris was fat and ugly nobody would careless about her. All she does is party. Anybody who wants to get their popularity back hangs out with her. That’s all she’s good for and we all know it. Including Brittney. She’s constantly in the news since she started to hang out with her. All I can say is that life is crule and by the time she reaches 30, all that partying, drinking and what ever else she uses will catch up on her and boy will she ever look ugly!

Rita on


Alice on

I think Hello Kitty is adorable but at the age of 27, you won’t see me wearing any hello kitty items. As for Paris, please stop giving her exposure, she is a waste of space.

Sandra on

I LOVE her! I have a tattoo of her on my lower back. It’s something about seeing H.K. that always puts me in a good mood. It’s a nostalgia thing.

Heather on

Not a fan of either hello Kitty or Paris-

love the vintage look however!

Katie on

Love Hello Kitty — I don’t wear clothing items that are HK because I am 30 & I want to be taken seriously by the rest of the world, however my home office is completely Hello Kitty to the pink walls & the HK light switch plates. One thing to point out.. Hello Kitty doesn’t have a mouth because the artist wanted her not be associated with only one language i.e. Japanese. Additionally… saying you hate Hello Kitty is similar to saying you hate Mickey Mouse, she is an icon of our age as well as a symbol of friendship and happiness. I can think of far worse things to be enamoured of.

Joan on

Hate Paris, love Hello Kitty!

Tiger on

I think hello kitty stuff is cute. I recently bought a hello kitty humidifier on sale at target but I would not wear the clothes. Who wants to wear the same style as a 5 year old? As for Paris Hilton, she’s a binging coke bimbo, probably why she stays skinny.

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